Calendula How To Plant
Introducing the revolutionary “Calendula How To Plant” guide, your ultimate go-to manual for cultivating stunning Calendula flowers in your garden. Packed with expert advice, step-by-step instructions, and invaluable tips, this comprehensive guidebook is all you need to successfully grow and care for Calendula plants like a professional horticulturist.
Featuring an easy-to-understand format, “Calendula How To Plant” begins with a comprehensive introduction to the enchanting Calendula flower itself. Learn about its vibrant colors, remarkable healing properties, and unique characteristics that make it a must-have addition to any garden. This guide will take you on an in-depth tour of the rich history and cultural significance of Calendula, revealing fascinating insights about its traditional uses, botanical profile, and relevance in modern-day gardening.
The standout feature of “Calendula How To Plant” lies in its detailed step-by-step planting instructions. From selecting the ideal location and soil preparation to choosing the right Calendula variety for your garden, this guide ensures you have all the necessary information to
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Led by beautiful photography, take an inspirational tour around the garden for helpful growing advice and step-by-step instructions for creating over 35 projects, edibles, and art from your garden.
In A Woman’s Garden, the creative force behind LovelyGreens.com, Tanya Anderson, shares the great variety of ways you can use the power of plants for home and health.
Gardens grow more than just pretty flowers. They grow well-being and a deeper connection with nature. Gardens can also produce plant material for creating homemade skincare, natural dyes, artisan crafts, delicious foods and beverages, and medicines—homegrown ways to create a wholesome lifestyle.
Making things with your hands and heart, and then sharing the fruits of your labors with friends and family, is both satisfying and soul-stirring. Learn how to grow dozens of plants and then transform them into gorgeous items to nurture yourself or gift to others.
Visit the kitchen garden where you will find tips for growing your own produce and learn how to make a strawberry planter from a pallet.
Embrace the joys of edible flowers—learn to make floral ice cubes and food featuring flowers, both savory and sweet.
Enjoy the flavors and scents of culinary herbs, which you will learn to use to enhance cooking oils, drinks, and pasta.
Grow and harvest plants and flowers to make skin care products such as herbal bath fizzies, lavender and alkanet soap, and more.
Grow plants for herbal medicine, including chamomile for calming tea and calendula for healing minor cuts and scrapes.
Cultivate an array of plants with uses around the home, including rosemary and citrus kitchen-cleaning spray and lavender for scenting linens.
Brighten your world with plants for dyeing wool and cloth—learn methods for extracting color from a rainbow of different plants, including goldenrod, onions, and butterfly pea flower.
Make a garden that overflows with creativity by crafting garden makes such as fossil imprint stepping-stones, papier-mache leaf lanterns, and pressed flower candles.
In addition to a wealth of hands-on projects, you’ll take a trip around the globe and visit the gardens of 8 women, including Deanna Talerico from Homestead and Chill, Ashlie Thomas from The Mocha Gardener, Melissa Will from The Empress of Dirt, Rekha Mistry from Rekha’s Garden and Kitchen, Giovanna Becker from Herbstead, in addition to several others.
Find inspiration, healing, health, and happiness right outside your own backdoor with A Woman’s Garden.
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CREATING A NEW VEGETABLE GARDEN
Wild plants are products of their environment, and the ones that are less hardy and opportunistic don’t survive to pass on their genes. That’s why any old scrap of soil seems good enough for native plants to grow in. Garden veg is much different—your carrots, beans, squash, and lettuce are bred to produce big crops, at the expense of their survival skills. If wild plants are wolves, then garden crops are lapdogs. It’s a harsh world out there where there’s no friendly gardener to tend to you.
SITING YOUR GARDEN
Start by choosing the best place for your garden. Most vegetables and fruits need at least six hours of sun a day, so make sure that your plot gets enough light. If it gets sun all day, you’re spot-on, but if buildings or trees overshadow it, you may be limited in what you can grow.
Plants don’t grow in dirt; they grow in a complex mixture of crushed rock, minerals, organic matter, water, fungi, and other soil organisms. Plant roots even form relationships with living networks in the soil and draw nutrients from them. That’s why feeding the soil is more important than feeding plants.
FLORAL ICE CUBES
Simple, beautiful, and practical, edible flower ice cubes tick all the boxes. In essence, they are ordinary ice cubes with flowers frozen inside, which you can use to cool clear or light-colored drinks or to chill bottles of champagne. Imagine summer cocktails and parties—or, better yet, save them for winter drinks. There’s no better way to remember last year’s garden than with delicate flowers preserved as perfectly as they were on the day you picked them.
EDIBLE FLOWER FRITTATA
This is one way to have your flower garden and eat it too. Frittatas are a firmer-than-quiche egg dish that you start on the stove and finish in the oven. They’re simple to make, perfect for using up leftovers and eggs, and a delicious dish to serve up for breakfast, brunch, or anytime. What makes this frittata recipe unique is nasturtiums.
Crumbly, buttery, and infused with sweet floral deliciousness. You won’t believe how easy it is to make homemade shortbread and how incredible it tastes with lavender. Though it’s a simple recipe, it’s essential to use the best-quality butter and flower buds. The latter can be dried or freshly plucked from the garden.
DIY HERB SPIRAL
Create the spiral’s outline, then build it up with more bricks.
Move the bricks around at the end until you’re satisfied with the design.
The herb spiral, freshly planted with thyme, fennel, and sage at the top, and chamomile, savory, stevia, and parsley as it winds down.
Plant up to a dozen different herbs in this spiral planter.
Gallery of Skin Care Plants
Here are some of the skin care plants that I grow in my garden and ways to use them.
Top Left Add gentle calendula flower essence to creams, balms, and handmade soap.
Bottom Left Chamomile is a skin-soothing plant and is useful for sensitive and inflamed skin.
Top Right Aloe vera gel not only soothes sunburns but is a mild astringent, helping to tighten the skin.
Bottom Right Lavender oil can help calm irritated skin and speed up healing.
Gallery of Medicinal Plants
Grow medicinal plants to support immunity, ease common ailments, and to support female health. Here are some that you could add to your garden.
Top Left Lemon balm has antiviral properties that make it useful for topical creams and salves.
Bottom Left Over time, taking feverfew could help reduce the frequency and severity
Top Right Valerian root has a similar effect on cats as does catnip and is used as a natural sleep aid.
Bottom Right Raspberry-leaf tea can help ease menstrual cramps.
Gallery of Plants for the Home
Growing a garden close to home makes using plants in the kitchen, laundry, and cleaning all the more convenient.
Top Left Rosemary has antimicrobial properties, useful in home cleaning products.
Bottom Left The leaves from shrubby southernwood retain their camphor scent after drying and are useful in moth-deterring sachets.
Top Right Lavender varieties high in camphor, such as Lavandula × intermedia ‘Edelweiss’, are best for repelling clothes moths.
Bottom Right Dry sweet woodruff to release its fresh scent and insect-repelling properties.
ASIN : B08S3QTXGY
Publisher : Cool Springs Press (February 16, 2021)
Publication date : February 16, 2021
Language : English
File size : 35840 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
X-Ray : Enabled
Word Wise : Not Enabled
Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
Print length : 194 pages